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Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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From: Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Department: Behavior and Brain Sciences
Section: Cognition and Learning
Job Title: Associate Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: December 8th, 2011
Closing Date: March 12th, 2012
Formal Hiring Date: around June, 2012
Salary Range: subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Associate Professor in the Cognition and Learning Section. The section aims to conduct research on cognition and learning in primates (including humans) through behavioral and brain aspects, using variable methods such as experimentation and field observation. Prior experience with non-human primates is not essential. Adequate knowledge of Japanese is required, as the successful candidate is required to fully participate in faculty meetings and other administrative matters conducted in Japanese, and to lecture graduate students in either English or Japanese. Faculty members are also expected to promote the research of primates from a broad perspective, to teach and supervise graduate students, and to contribute to the administration of the institute.

2. Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(2) List of academic publications (indicate your top 10) and reprints.
(3) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1500 words).
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1500 words).

All documents must arrive by the deadline (March 12th, 2012), and should be sent to the following address:

Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN

3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates

A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. The final decision will be made by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

4. Gender Equality

Kyoto University has been promoting for gender equality.

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology. Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available at the following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp. For inquiries, please contact Nobuo Masataka (e-mail: , tel: +81-568-63-0552, fax: +81-568-63-0085).